Healthy Ageing and Rehabilitation

The Master's Programme in Healthy Ageing and Rehabilitation is an innovative, online learning programme in English with two on-campus sessions, focusing on interprofessional issues related to healthy ageing and rehabilitation. The goal of the programme is to provide students with foundational knowledge and skills necessary for healthy ageing and rehabilitation practice, research and policy development from a global and interprofessional perspective. The master's programme aims to improve students' understanding of diverse evolving needs of ageing populations by providing a critical, global perspective on healthy ageing and rehabilitation. The programme is designed to provide the core research competencies as well as to cover a wide range of topics related to healthy ageing and rehabilitation globally ensuring needed breadth and depth of relevant knowledge. The programme is a cohort-based, two-year, full-time programme (120 ECTS) in English. To earn the degree students are required to take six courses (for the total of 80 ECTS) and complete a Master's Thesis (40 ECTS). All students are required to attend two two-week on-campus sessions. The first two-week session is at the beginning of the programme. The second one is at the beginning of the third semester to support the development of the Master's Thesis.
Application deadline

Non-EU applicants: December 1st, 2019 for admission 2020

EU applicants: April 15th, 2020

Nordic applicants: April 15th, 2020

Formal prerequisites

The following requirements need to be fulfilled:

  • Relevant bachelor degrees, equivalent to 180 ECTS in health and social professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, orthotic and prosthetics engineers, social workers, social educators and speech therapists from a recognised institution.
  • The grade point average of students' bachelor's degree must be C or better.
  • When applying for admission, students should provide evidence of their academic achievements and proficiency in English TOEFL or IELTS certificates. The certificates must be original and sent directly to HVL from the test centre.

Required documentation

  1. CV including educational background
  2. Secondary School certificate / High School Diploma
  3. University degree certificate(s)/diploma(s) with a grading scale
  4. Transcript of records (an official statement listing courses/subjects completed at university)
  5. Documentation of English language proficiency
  6. Copy of passport or picture ID including full name, date of birth and gender.
  7. A letter stating funding for travel, food and lodging for two short stays in Norway during the study

Applicants with Norwegian citizenship and Norwegian High School Diploma are exempt from point 5 and 7.

If the original language of your documents is not English or a Scandinavian language, officially certified copies of a translation to one of these languages must accompany certified copies of documents in the original language.

The applicants will be ranked by degrees. To ensure a diverse group of students according to country and profession, the students will be ranked within different quotas.

Information on documentation and ranking.

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Online and Bergen (2 x 2 weeks)
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English